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Research on Color Space Perceptions and Restorative Effects of Blue Space Based on Color Psychology: Examination of the Yijie District of Dujiangyan City as an Example

by 1,*,†, 1,†, 1,†, 2, 1, 1, 3 and 3,*
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School of Architecture and Urban-Rural Planning, Sichuan Agricultural University, Du Jiangyan, Chengdu 611830, China
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Rural Development Research Institute, Sichuan Academy of Social Science, Chengdu 610041, China
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College of Geography and Resources Science, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu 610101, China
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These authors contributed equally to this work and should be considered co-first authors.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(9), 3137; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17093137
Received: 31 March 2020 / Revised: 20 April 2020 / Accepted: 28 April 2020 / Published: 30 April 2020
An increasing number of studies have demonstrated that blue space can promote the recovery of the human body, as does green space. However, the influence of blue space on the color space has been studied much less. Based on research on color psychology and healthy cities, the current study takes Yijie District of Dujiangyan City as the research object. Logistic regression models and the semantic differential method was used to explore residents’ perceptions of color space and their restorative ratings of blue space. This study describes the characteristics of the people visiting blue space, investigates whether the benefits brought about by blue space are related to the color space, and studies whether the surrounding colors in the blue space have a positive effect in promoting residents’ perceptions of pleasure. Based on residents’ choices of environmental pictures containing various colors, a color tendency map was constructed. The results revealed strong correlations between residents’ perceived pleasure and color space color collocation. Socio-demographic factors were found to affect the frequency of visiting blue space. Reasonable color planning is necessary for human health. Based on the study findings, relevant planning suggestions are proposed as a reference basis for waterfront space color planning. View Full-Text
Keywords: blue space; color space; perception and restorative evaluation; logistic regression model; semantic differential method blue space; color space; perception and restorative evaluation; logistic regression model; semantic differential method
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Wan, J.; Zhou, Y.; Li, Y.; Su, Y.; Cao, Y.; Zhang, L.; Ying, L.; Deng, W. Research on Color Space Perceptions and Restorative Effects of Blue Space Based on Color Psychology: Examination of the Yijie District of Dujiangyan City as an Example. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3137. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17093137

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Wan J, Zhou Y, Li Y, Su Y, Cao Y, Zhang L, Ying L, Deng W. Research on Color Space Perceptions and Restorative Effects of Blue Space Based on Color Psychology: Examination of the Yijie District of Dujiangyan City as an Example. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(9):3137. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17093137

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Wan, Jiangjun; Zhou, Yawen; Li, Yuxin; Su, Yi; Cao, Ying; Zhang, Lingqing; Ying, Liu; Deng, Wei. 2020. "Research on Color Space Perceptions and Restorative Effects of Blue Space Based on Color Psychology: Examination of the Yijie District of Dujiangyan City as an Example" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 9: 3137. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17093137

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